Buying a car for under R200,000 is the aim of many parents, graduates, and price-focused motorists.
Car brands are aware of this, and many offer models which tick this price box.
The majority of them are small hatchbacks with little power and few features – but this is the reality of shopping on a budget.
Below, we list nine new cars you can buy in South Africa for under R200,000
For the full list of new cars available in this price range, visit TopAuto Car Prices.
The D20 from BAIC is one of the more powerful cars on this list, putting out 75kW and 128Nm from a 1.3-litre petrol engine.
Drive is sent to the front wheels via a manual transmission.
The S-Presso is a mini crossover that promises a fuel consumption of 4.9-litres per 100km.
It offers 50kW and 90Nm, front-wheel drive, and a manual gearbox.
The KUV100 is another mini crossover with front-wheel drive and a manual transmission.
The 1.2-litre petrol engine gives drivers 61kW and 115Nm.
Renault’s Kwid is a compact hatchback with 50kW and 91Nm of torque.
It is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine which puts power down through the front wheels and a manual transmission.
The Hyundai Atos is the first of the “more expensive” options on our list.
At just over R180,000, it provides you with front-wheel drive, a manual gearbox, and 50kW and 99Nm.
With 50kW and 90Nm, the Datsun Go Mid slots right in as an entry-level hatch.
Like its counterparts, it is driven by a petrol engine, manual transmission, and the front wheels.
The Toyota Agya is the least-powerful vehicle on this list overall, offering 49kW and 89Nm from its 1.0-litre petrol engine.
A manual gearbox and front-wheel drive are standard here.
Kia’s Picanto 1.0 Start is the most expensive hatchback in our selection.
It gives owners a 1.0-litre petrol engine, a manual gearbox, front-wheel drive, and 49kW and 95Nm.
We always aim to include a bakkie in every “new cars you can buy” article, and have done so today courtesy of Nissan.
The NP200 is a small single-cab with 64kW and 128Nm – packing a manual transmission and front-wheel drive.